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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDER Please read following instructions carefully before submitting your bid. Make : ABB/CGL
1. All the drawings, i.e. elevation, side view, plan, cross sectional view etc., in AutoCAD (DXF format) and manuals in PDF format, for offered item shall be submitted. Also the hard copies as per specification shall be submitted. 2. The bidder shall submit Quality Assurance Plan with the technical bid. 3. The bidder shall have to submit all the required type test reports for the offered item. In absence of this, the evaluation shall be carried out accordingly as nonsubmission of type test reports. 4. The bidder must fill up all the points of GTP for offered item/s. Instead of indicating refer drawing, or as per IS/IEC, the exact value/s must be filled in. 5. All the points other than GTP, which are asked to confirm in technical specifications must be submitted separately with the bid. 6. The bidder is required to impart training in view of manufacture, assembly, erection, operation and maintenance for offered item, at his works, to the person/s identified by GSECL, in the event of an order, free of cost. The cost of logistics will be bear by GSECL. 7. Please note that the evaluation will be carried out on the strength of content of bid only. No further correspondence will be made. 8. The bidder shall bring out all the technical deviation/s only at the specified annexure.



(For Supply)

Bidder to satisfy all the following requirements. 1) The bidder shall be Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The offered equipment have to be designed, manufactured and tested as per relevant IS/IEC with latest amendments. 2) The minimum requirement of manufacturing capacity of offered type, size and rating of equipment shall be FIVE (5) times tender/ bid quantity. The bidder should indicate manufacturing capacity by submitting latest updated certificate of a Chartered Engineer (CE). 3) Equipment proposed shall be of similar or higher rating and in service for a minimum period of THREE (3) years and satisfactory performance certificate in respect of this is to be available and submitted. 4) The bidder should clearly indicate the quantity and Single Value Contract executed during last FIVE (5) years, for the offered equipment. Bidder should have executed one single contract during last five years for the quantity equivalent to tender / bid. The details are to be submitted in following format,

Equipment offered shall have Type Test Certificates from accredited laboratory (accredited based on ISO/IEC Guide 25 / 17025 or EN 45001 by the National accredition body of the country where laboratory is located), as per IEC / IS / technical specification. The type test reports shall not be older than FIVE years and shall be valid up to expiry of validity of offer.



Make : ABB/CGL 1.1 SCOPE:

1.1.1 The scope covers design, engineering, manufacture, assembly, inspection and testing at manufacture's works, supply and delivery of SF6 circuit breaker's complete with structures, accessories, auxiliary equipment and mandatory spares specified herein for their satisfactory operation in various sub-stations of our system. 1.1.2 It is not the intent to specify completely here all the details of design and construction of the circuit breaker's, however, the breaker's shall conform in all respects to the high standard of engineering design and workmanship and shall be capable of performing in continuous commercial operation up to the guarantee in manner acceptable to the GSECL who will interpret the meanings of drawings and specifications and shall have power to reject and work or material which in his judgment is not in accordance therewith. The circuit breakers offered shall be complete with all components necessary for their effective and trouble-free operation. Such components shall be deemed to be within the scope of the Bidder irrespective of whether they are specifically brought out in this specification and / or in the commercial order or not. It should also be type tested and supposed to pass all accepted tests as per IEC/IS.



1.2.1 The circuit breakers shall conform to the latest revisions with amendments available at the time of testing of relevant standards, rules and codes, some of which are listed herein for ready reference. Equipment meeting with the requirements of any other authoritative standards, which ensures equals or better quality than the standards mentioned herein may also be offered. In that case, salient points of difference between the standards adopted and the specified standards shall be clearly brought out in the bid and shall be considered acceptable, if found justified after due technical evaluation. Sr. No. STANDARD IEC-62271-100 IEC-376 IS-2147 IS-325 IS-13118 IS-2629 IS-2099 IS -2486 IS-2062/2016 TITLE Specification for alternating current circuit breakers Specification and acceptance of new supply of sulfur hexafluoride Degree of protection provided for enclosures for low voltage switch gear and control gear Specification for three phase induction motors Specification for high voltage alternating current circuit breakers Recommended practice for hot dip galvanizing of iron and steel High voltage porcelain bushing Specifications for clamp connectors Specifications for GI /SS nit bolt ,washer




1.3.1 All drawings shall confirm to International standards Organization (ISO) 'A' series of drawing sheet/Indian Standards Specification IS: 11065. All drawings shall be in ink and suitable for microfilming. All dimensions and data shall be in S.I. Units. 1.3.2 List of Drawings and Documents The bidder shall furnish a set of relevant descriptive and illustrative published literature, pamphlets and the following drawings for preliminary study along with offer. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. General outline drawings showing dimensions and shipping weights, quantity of insulating media etc. Sectional views showing the general constructional features of the circuit breaker including operating mechanism, arcing chambers, contacts with lifting dimensions for maintenance. Drawings showing control cabinets and circuit diagrams for operating mechanism. Schematic diagrams for all the control, supervision circuitries and auto reclosing (single phase and three phases). Structural drawings and loading data for support structures. Foundation plan and loading data and foundation design. Drawings showing the complete operation cycle of the circuit breaker with description. Drawings showing the details of complete opening and closing operation. All the documents required shall be submitted over and above as indicated in Schedule B of the specification.

1.3.3 The successful Bidder shall within 2 weeks of placement of order submit two sets of final version of all the above drawings for purchaser's approval. The GSECL shall communicate his comments / approval on the drawings to the supplier within reasonable period. The supplier shall, if necessary, modify the drawings and resubmit two copies of the modified drawings for purchaser's approval within two weeks from the date of comments. After receipt of purchaser's approval, the supplier shall, sent two sets of approved drawings in hard copy and one soft copy (in AUTOCAD format) to each consignee with each breaker and similar to Chief Engineer Gen), GSECL, Corporate Office, Sardar Patel Vidyut Bhavan, Baroda 390005. 1.3.4 The manufacturing of the equipment shall be strictly in accordance with the approved drawings and no deviation shall be permitted without the written approval of the purchaser. All manufacturing and fabrication work in connection with the equipment prior to the approval of the drawing shall be at the supplier's risk. 1.3.5 Approval of drawings/ work by the GSECL shall not relieve the supplier of any of his responsibility and liability for ensuring correctness and correct interpretation of the drawings for meeting the requirements of the latest revision of the applicable standards rules and codes of practices. The equipment shall conform in all respects to high standards of engineering, design, workmanship and latest revisions of relevant standards at the time of supply and GSECL shall have the


power to reject any work or materials which, in his judgment, is not in full accordance therewith. a) The precise procedure to be adopted by maintenance personnel for handling equipment which are exposed to the products of arcing in SF6 gas so as to ensure that they are not affected by possible irritants of the skin and respiratory system. Recommendations shall be submitted for suitable protective clothing, methods of disposal of circuit breaker cleaning utensils and other relevant matters. b) A complete catalogue on operation analyzer satisfying all the requirements stipulated in this specification should be provided. c) The Bidder shall furnish along with the bid, curves supported by test data indicating the opening time under close & open operation with combined variation of trip coil voltage. d) All duty requirements shall be provide with the support of adequate test report to be furnished along with the bid failing which the bid likely to be rejected. e) 245 KV SF6 circuit breaker shall also be suitable for 25 MVAR to 50 MVAR reactor switching duty and relevant type report shall be furnished. 1.3.6 The bidder may submit any other drawing found necessary in addition to the drawings stated above.


The temperature rise and the maximum temperature on any part of the equipment when in service of site under continuous full load conditions and exposed continuously to the direct rays of the sun shall not exceed the permissible limits as per IEC latest publication, this shall not be exceeded when corrected for the difference between ambient temperature at site and the ambient temperature specified in the relevant specification. The correction proposed shall be stated in the bid and shall be subject to the approval of the purchaser.



1.6 1.7


The circuit breakers shall be trip-free as per IS-13118.


The circuit breakers offered may be suitable for operation under the climatic conditions specified in general.



a. Any part of the breaker, especially the removable ones, shall be freely interchangeable without the necessity of any modification at site. b. Breaker assemblies with bases, support structure for circuit breaker well as for control cabinet, central control cabinet and foundation bolts for main structure as well as control cabinet and central (except concrete foundations) terminals and operating mechanisms are included in the scope of supply. 6


c. Compressed SF6 gas, spring operating system in all respects, also included in scope of supply. d. All necessary parts to be provided for a complete and operatable circuit breaker installation such as main equipment, terminal, control parts, connectors and other devices, whether specifically called for herein or not. e. The circuit breaker shall be designed for high speed single and three phase reclosing in case of individually operated breaker and three phase reclosing for mechanically gang operated breaker. f. Support structure of breakers shall be hot dip galvanized. All other parts like control cabinet, mechanism, housing shall be epoxy painted as per shade 697 IS5. Bolts, nuts etc shall be hot dip galvanized/steel. g. Circuit breaker shall be suitable for hot line washing. h. The terminal pads shall be of aluminum alloy/copper. In case if terminal pads are of copper, than they will be silver plated with at least 50 microns thickness. i. The current density adopted for the design of the terminal pads shall, in no case exceed the following values. For copper pads 1.6 A/sq. mm and others 1.0 A/sq. mm. j. All gasketed surfaces shall be smooth, straight and reinforced, if necessary to minimize distortion and to make a tight seal. The operating rod connecting the operating mechanism to the arc chamber (SF6 media) shall have adequate seals. The manufacturer shall guarantee that the gas leakage rate should not exceed 1 % p. a. failing which total cost of refilling the gas including service charges shall be borne by the supplier. k. In the interrupter assembly, there shall be an absorbing product box to eliminate SF6 decomposition products and moisture. The material used in the construction of the circuit breakers shall be fully compatible with SF6 gas. l. SF6 density of circuit breaker shall be monitored and regulated by density monitor and pressure switches respectively in each pole. The SF6 gas density monitor shall be adequately temperature compensated. It will meet the following requirements: i. It shall be possible to dismantle the density monitor for checking/ replacement without draining the SF6 gas by using suitable interlocked nonreturn couplings. ii. It shall damp the pressure pulsation while filling the gas service so that the flickering of the pressure switch contacts does not take place. iii. A gas pressure indicator shall also be supplied. m. Facility shall also be provided to reduce the gas pressure within the breaker to a value not exceeding 8 millibars within 4 hours or less. Each circuit breaker shall be capable of withstanding this degree of vacuum without distortion or failure of any part. n. Sufficient SF6 gas shall be provided to fill all the circuit breakers installed. In addition to this 20% of the total gas requirement shall be supplied in separate cylinders as spare requirement. o. Provisions shall be made for attaching an operation analyzer after installation at site to record contact travel, speed and making measurement of operation timings, preinsertion timing of closing resister, synchronization of contacts in one pole. 1.8.1 The bidder shall furnish complete literature regarding assembly, maintenance and charging procedures as applicable to SF6 breakers. 1.8.2 The supply shall cover necessary remote control switches., temperature compensated gas pressure switches which shall give an alarm or lockout operation of the breakers in case density of SF6 fall below a predetermined value or when the air pressure falls below the present values. 7


1.8.3 The bidder shall provide the following spare parts for SF6 gas circuit breakers for each breaker free of cost. i. SF6 gas together 1 No. (Cylinder preferably 10 KG along with gas cylinder with manufacture's certificate for quality of SF6 gas and certificate of explosive for cylinder) ii. Trip coil 1 Set. iii. Closing coil 1 Set. 1.8.4 One set of special tools, if any, required for assembly gas charging and maintenance of the SF6 circuit breakers shall be supplied per substation. Quantity shall be decided by purchaser, if deemed fit. The prices of the same may be quoted along with list separately. 1.8.5 Tests: Besides the tests on SF6 circuit breakers as per the latest IS/IEC, the certificate of following tests shall be submitted for the SF6 gas: (a) Toxicity test (b) Moisture Test (c) Tests to determine the quantities of air, CF4 and free acid in the gas. 1.9


1.9.1 The insulation to ground, the insulation between open contacts, and the insulation between phases of the completely assembled circuit breaker shall be capable of withstanding satisfactorily dielectric test voltages corresponding to basic insulation level specified in Clause 2.3 of this specification. 1.9.2 The minimum clearances in open air shall be as follows, unless the apparatus is impulse tested after complete assembly as type tested (drawing of type tested breaker shall be submitted duly stamped by testing authority). Minimum clearance between Phase (mm) Minimum clearance between live Parts & ground (mm)(up to plinth) 1.10 4500 5500


1.10.1 The basic insulation level of the bushings and insulating porcelain shall be as specified and shall be suitable for installation in climatic conditions specified in of this specification. The hollow insulators shall confirm to the latest edition of IS:5621 or IEC publication no: 815 and 233. The porcelain used shall be homogeneous and free from cavities and other flaws. They shall be designed to have ample insulation, mechanical strength and rigidity for satisfactory operation. All bushing of identical ratings shall be interchangeable. The puncture strengths of the bushing shall be greater than their flashover values. The bushing shall be entirely free from radio disturbances when operating at a voltage up to the maximum system voltage and shall also be free from external and internal corona. The compressive and cantilever strength shall conform to the relevant IS. 1.11



1.11.1 All making and breaking contacts shall be sealed free from atmospheric effects. Contacts shall be designed to have adequate thermal and current carrying capacity for the duty specified and to have a life expectancy so that frequent replacements due to excessive burning will not be necessary. Provision shall be made for rapid dissipation of heat generated by the arc on opening. Main contacts shall be first to open and last to close so that there will be little contact burning and wear. If arcing contacts are used, they shall be first to close and last to open. They shall be easily accessible for inspection and replacement. If there are no separately mounted arcing contacts, the main contacts shall be easily accessible for inspection and replacements. Tips of arcing contacts shall be made of Tungsten alloy/Graphite and main contacts shall be silver plated or have tungsten alloy tipping. 1.11.2 Breaker shall be so designed that when operated within their specified rating, the temperature of each part will be limited to values consistent with a long life of the material used. The temperature shall not exceed that indicated in IEC under specified ambient conditions. 1.11.3 Contacts shall be kept permanently under pressure of SF6 gas. The gap between the open contacts shall be such that it can withstand at least the rated phase to ground voltage continuously at zero gauge pressure of SF6 gas due to its leakage. 1.11.4 If multi break interrupters are used these shall be so designed and augmented, that a uniform voltage distribution is developed across then. Calculations/test reports in support of the same shall be furnished along with the bid. The thermal and voltage with stands of the grading elements shall be adequate for the service conditions and duty specified. 1.12 OPERATING MECHANISM: 1.12.1 The circuit breakers shall be designed to operate from the control room and for local control ON/OFF switch at MK Box. 1.12.2 The circuit breakers shall have a mechanical open/closed indicator in addition to facilities for remote electrical indicator. 1.12.3 The operating mechanism shall be of spring charging type by electric control. The mechanism will be trip free electrically. The mechanism shall perform satisfactorily the duty cycles specified in Clause 2.3.1. 1.12.4 All the working parts in the mechanism shall be of corrosion resistance materials and all bearings which require greasing, shall be equipped with pressure grease fittings, mechanism shall be strong, quick in action and shall be removable without disturbing other parts of the circuit breakers. 1.12.5 The operating mechanism (spring operated) along with accessories shall be mounted in a weatherproof cabinet with hinged doors located near the breakers. The local control switch and the breaker position indicator shall be provided in this cabinet. The control circuit shall be designed to operate on 220 Volts D.C. It shall be possible to adopt it to work on either of the voltage by changing the operating coils, necessary contactors and relay. The control circuit shall be designed to operate at the D.C. voltages specified in this specification. The closing and opening coils shall be designed to operate satisfactorily at any control voltage from


85% to 110% of the normal voltage. A heater shall be provided in the cabinet to prevent moisture condensation. 1.12.6 Necessary cable glands for the cables of the operating mechanism shall be provided. 1.13

A minimum twelve (12) number of auxiliary switches contact both of the normally open and normally closed type shall be provided on each circuit breaker for use in remote indication and control scheme of the circuit breakers and for providing safety interlocking. If required, special contacts for use with trip coils and auto-reclosing operation shall also be provided. All auxiliary switches shall be placed in a weatherproof galvanized casing/epoxy painted casing and current rating of the switches shall be mentioned in the bid. Arrangement proposed for connecting control cables to the auxiliary switches should be clearly stated.


Necessary interlocks to prevent the closing or opening of the circuit breakers under low pressure and devices for initiating alarm shall be provided. Provision shall also be made to enable electrical interlocking of the isolator associated with the circuit breakers to prevent incorrect isolator operations, when the breaker is closed.



Terminal connectors suitable for Twin ASCR Moose/Zebra conductor with conductor spacing 350 mm. shall be supplied. The terminal connector shall be suitable for both vertical and horizontal connections of the transmission line conductor or station bus bar. Suitable terminal earth connector must be compression type. The required bolts / nuts must be stain less steel with suitable check nut. Suitable terminal earth connector for earthing connections shall also be supplied.

1 .16

All control wiring, electric motors and accessories shall by means of spray or dip coating, be protected against fungus growth and other harmful effects due to tropical environments.


All ferrous parts of breaker exposed to atmosphere shall be hot dip galvanized or epoxy painted. Bolts, nuts etc. hardware shall be hot dip galvanized or stainless steel.

1.18 TESTS: 1.18.1 Type Tests: All the Circuit Breakers offered shall be fully type tested for following, as per IEC56 & IS 13118 latest edition at the Government approved laboratory of the eligible country.
Lightning impulse withstand test Power Frequency voltage dry withstand test after Lightning Impulse test


Corona inception and extinction voltage test Temperature Rise and measurement of resistance test Short Time and peak current withstand test Short Circuit Test duties Out of phase closing test Line charging & switching current test Capacitor Current switching test Shunt reactor current switching test Mechanical Endurance test Tightness test Degree of protection for all cubicles Seismic test Tests on Controlled Switching scheme STC withstand test on terminal connector Temperature Rise & tightness test on terminal connector Tests on Auxiliary Switches

The Bidder shall furnish one set of the type test reports for the Circuit breakers of the type and Design offered by him along with the bid. The Type Test report shall not be older than 5 (Five) years on the date of expiry of offer. However the purchaser
reserves the right to demand repetition of some or all the type tests in the presence of purchaser's representative. For this purpose the Bidder may quote unit rates for carrying out each type test.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In case of non-submission of some of the type test reports, the bidder shall confirm the submission of same before commencement of supply, without affecting delivery schedule, from NABL accredited laboratory, free of cost. In absence of this confirmation, the offer will be evaluated as non submission of type test report. 1.18.2 The following additional type tests are proposed to be conducted. The type tests charges for these tests shall be quoted along with other type tests as per IEC62271 in the relevant schedule and the same shall be included in total bid price. i. Out of phase closing test as per IEC-267 and IEC-271. ii. Line charging breaking current test. The breaker shall be able to interrupt the Line charging current with a test voltage of 1.4 pu instead of 1.2 pu as per IEC-271. 1.18.3 ACCEPTANCE AND ROUTINE TESTS : All acceptance and routine tests as stipulated in the relevant standards shall be carried out by the supplier in the presence of purchaser's representative. All tests reports for acceptance / routine tests shall be submitted in spiral bound volume and got approved from the purchaser before dispatching the breaker. Following additional tests shall also be performed. Speed curves for each breaker shall be obtained with the help of a suitable operation analyzer to determine the breaker contact movement during opening, closing, auto-re-closing and trip free operations under normal as well as limiting operating conditions (control voltage etc) The tests shall show the speed of contacts directly at various stages of operation, travel of contacts, opening time, closing time, shortest time between separation and meeting of contacts at makebreak operation etc. This test shall also be performed at site. All the routine test reports for all the breakers and for all the insulators utilized shall be submitted with inspection report




1.19.1 The close and trip circuits shall be designed to permit use of momentary contact switches and push buttons. 1.19.2 Each breaker pole shall be provided with two (2) independent tripping circuits and coils each connected to a different set of protective relays with one set of pressure switch per pole and one number of density monitor per pole. 1.19.3 The breaker shall normally be operated by remote electrical control. Electrical tripping shall be performed by shunt trip coils. However, provisions shall be made for local electrical control. For this purpose a local/remote selector switch and close and trip push buttons/switch shall be provided in the breaker central control cabinet. Remote located push buttons and indicating lamps shall be provided by the purchaser. 1.19.4 The trip coils shall be suitable for trip circuit - supervision. The trip circuit supervision relay would be provided by the purchaser. Necessary terminals shall be provided in the central control cabinet of the circuit breaker by the supplier. Trip circuit supervision shall be operative in both close and open conditions of the breaker. 1.19.5 Closing coil shall operate correctly at all values of voltage between 85% and 110 % of the rated voltage. Shunt trip shall operate correctly under all operating conditions of the circuit breaker up to the rated breaking capacity of the circuit breaker and at all values of supply voltage between 70% and 110% of rated voltage. If additional elements are introduced in the trip coil circuit their successful operation and reliability for similar applications on outdoor circuit breakers shall be clearly brought out in the additional information schedules. In the absence of adequate details, the offer is likely to be rejected. 1.19.6 The pressure switches used for interlock purposes shall have adequate contact ratings to be directly used in the closing and tripping circuits. In case. the contacts are not adequately rated and multiplying relays are used then the interlock for closing/opening operation of breaker shall be with no logic of the relay i.e. if dc supply to the interlock circuit falls then operation lockout shall take place. 1.19.7 For spring operated breaker mechanism box should be at a height such that one man can manually charge the spring from ground level/suitable platform shall be provided for easy operation. 1.19.8 The auxiliary switch of the breaker shall be preferably positively driven by the breaker operating rod and where due to construction features, same is not possible, a plug in device shall be provided to simulate the opening and closing operations of circuit breaker for the purpose of testing control circuits. 1.20


The operating mechanism housing/control shall conform to the requirement specified in Clause 1. 3 1.10.





It is proposed to electrically interlock the circuit breaker with GSECLs associated air break isolating switches in accordance with switchyard safety interlocking scheme. The details of the scheme will be furnished to the successful bidder. All accessories required on breaker side for satisfactory operation of the scheme shall be deemed to be included in the scope of supply of this specification. 1.22


1.22.1 Following is a partial list of some of the major fittings and accessories to be furnished by supplier in the central control cabinet. Number and exact location of these parts shall be indicated in the bid. a) Central control cabinet 'in accordance with Clause 1.31.10 complete with: i. Cable glands ii. Local /remote changeover switch iii. Operation counter iv. Gas pressure gauges v. Fuses/MCB as required vi. The number of terminals provided shall be adequate enough to wire out all contacts and control circuits plus 12 terminals spare for owner's use. b) Anti-pumping relay/Contactor. Rating and diagram plate in accordance with IEC incorporating year of manufacture. 1.22.2 All metal surfaces exposed to atmosphere shall be given two primer coats of zinc chromate and coats of epoxy paint with epoxy base thinner. All metal parts not accessible for painting shall be made of corrosion resisting material. All machine finished or bright surfaces shall be coated with a suitable preventive compound and suitably wrapped or otherwise protected. All paints shall be carefully selected to withstand tropical heat and extremes of weather within the limits specified. The paint shall not scale off or wrinkle or be removed by abrasion due to normal handling. All external paintings shall be as per shade no.697 of IS:5. 1.22.3 Galvanizing All ferrous parts exposed to atmosphere of breaker shall be hot dip galvanized or epoxy painted. Bolts, nuts, etc. hardware shall be hot dip galvanized or stainless steel. 1.22.4 Earthing The operating mechanism housing, control cabinets, dead tanks, support structure etc. shall be provided with two separate earthing terminals suitable for bolted connection to MS flat to be provided by the GSECL for connection to station earth mat. 1.22.5 Name and Rating Plates Circuit breaker and its operating device shall be provided with a rating plate or plates marked with but not limited to following data: (a) Manufacturer's name or trade mark. (b) Serial number or type designation making it possible to get all the relevant information from the manufacturer. (c) Year of manufacture. (d) Rated voltage.


Rated insulation level. Rated frequency. Rated normal current. Rated short circuit breaking current. First pole to clear factor. Rated duration of short circuit. Rated DC supply voltage of closing and opening devices with operating range. (l) Rated gas pressure for operation, alarm and lockout (m) Rated out of phase breaking current. (n) n) Rated supply voltage of auxiliary circuits. The coils of operating devices shall have a reference mark permitting the data to be obtained from the manufacturer. The rating plate shall be visible in position of normal service and installation. The rating plate shall be weather proof and corrosion proof. 1.22.6 Terminal Connectors The terminal connectors shall meet the following requirements: a) Terminal connectors shall be manufactured and tested as per IS:5561 b) All castings shall be free from blow holes, surface blisters, cracks and cavities. All sharp edges and corners shall be blurred and rounded off. c) No part of a clamp shall be less than 10 mm thick. d) All ferrous parts shall be hot dip galvanised confirming to IS:2633. e) For bimetallic connectors, copper alloy liner of minimum thickness of 2 mm shall be cast integral with aluminum body. f) Flexible connectors shall be made from tinned/copper/aluminum sheets. g) All current carrying parts shall be designed and manufactured to have minimum contact resistance. h) Connectors shall be designed to be corona free in accordance with the requirements stipulated in IS:5561. i) The terminal connector shall be suitable for twin ACSR Zebra conductor for 145 KV breaker and twin ACSR MOOSE conductor for 245 KV breaker. j) The terminal connector shall be compression type to jumper side / boltless type. k) The required bolts and nuts must be stainless steel with suitable check nut. 1.22.7 Fuses All Fuses shall be of the HRC cartridge type, conforming to IS:2208 and suitable for mounting on plug-in type of fuse bases. Fuses shall be provided with visible operation indicators to show that they have operated. All accessible live connections shall be adequately shrouded and it shall be possible to change fuses with the circuit alive, without danger or contact with live conductor. Insulated fuse pulling handle shall besupplied with each control cabinet. 1.22.8 Specification for Control Cabinets 1. 2. Control cabinets shall be of the free standing floor-mounting type in case where control cabinet and operating mechanism are separate. Control cabinets shall be sheet steel enclosed and shall be dust weather and vermin proof. Sheet steel shall be at least 2.6 mm thick when control cabinets are specified for indoor use and at least 3.0mm thick when control cabinets are intended for outdoor operation. Control cabinets shall be provided with a hinged door and padlocking arrangement. The door hinges shall be of union 14

(e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) (k)


joint type to facilitate easy removal. Door shall be properly braced to prevent wobbling. 3. Equipment and devices shall be suitable for operation on 240 V, 1 phase or 415 V, 3 phase, 3 wire or 4 wire, at frequency from 90% to 105% of normal 50 Hz. 4. Motors rated I KW and above being controlled from the control cabinet would be suitable for operation on a 415 V, 3 phase 50 Hz system. Fractional KW motors would be suitable for operation on a 240 V, I phase, 50 Hz supply system. 5. Fuses shall be HRC cartridge link type having prospective current rating of not less than 46 KA (rms). They shall be provided with visible operation indicators to show when they have operated. One fuse pulling handle shall be supplied for every ten fuses or a part thereof. 6. Push button shall be rated for not less than 6 Amps, 415 V A/C. or 2 Amps, 220 V D.C. and shall be flush mounted on the cabinet door and provided with appropriate nameplates. Red, Green and Amber indicating lamps shall be flush mounted and provided with series resistors to eliminate the possibility of short-circuiting of control supply in the event of using of lamps. 7. For motors up to 5 KW, contractors shall be direct-on-line, air break, single throw type and shall be suitable for making and breaking the stalled current of the associated motor which shall be assumed equal to 6.5 time the full load current of the motor at 0.2 p.f. For motors above 5 KW, automatic star delta type starters shall be provided. 3 pole contractors shall be furnished for 3 phase motors and 2-pole contractors for single-phase motors. Reversing contractors shall be provide with electrical interlocks between forward and reverse contactors. If possible, mechanical interlocks shall also be provide. Contactors shall be suitable for uninterrupted duty and shall be of duty category class AC4 as defined in IS:2959. The main contacts of the contactors shall be silver plated and the insulation class for the coils shall be class E or better. The dropout voltage of the contactors shall not exceed 70% of the rated voltage. 8. Single phasing presenter relay shall be provided for 3 phase motors to positive protection against single phasing. 9. Purchaser's power cables will be of 1100/650 volts grade stranded aluminum/Copper conductor. PVC insulated PVC sheathed single steel wire armoured and PVC jacketed. All necessary cable terminating accessories such as glands, crimp type tinned copper lugs etc. for power as well as control cables shall be included in supplier's scope of supply. Suitable brass cable glands shall be provided for cable entry. 10. Wiring for all control circuits shall be carried out with 1100 volts grade PVC insulated tinned copper stranded conductors of sizes not smaller than 2.5 At least 10% spare terminal blocks for control wire terminations shall be provided on each panel. The terminal blocks shall be ELMEX type. All terminals shall be provided with ferrules indelibly marked or numbered and these identifications shall correspond to the' designations on the relevant wiring diagrams. The terminals shall be rated for adequate capacity, which shall not be less than 10 Amps. 11. Separate terminal blocks shall be provided for terminating circuits of various voltage classes. CT loads shall be terminated on a separate block and shall have provision for short-circuiting the CT secondary terminals. Stud type terminal connectors should be used for all CT circuits and main DC input. 12. Control cabinet shall be provided with 240 V, I-Phase 50 Hz, 2OW fluorescent light fixture an suitably rated 240 V, I phase, 5 amps, 3 pin socket for hand lamps. 15


13. Strip heaters shall be provided inside each cabinet complete with thermostat (preferably 30 to 80 0C setting) to prevent moisture condensation. Heaters shall be controlled by suitably rated double pole miniature circuit breakers. 14. Signal lamps provided shall be of neon screw type with series resistors, enclosed in bakelite body. Each signal lamp shall be provided with a fuse integrally mounted in the lamp body. 15. All AC control equipment shall be suitable for operation on 240 V, I phase 50 Hz system. 16. All doors, panels, removable covers and breaker openings shall be gasketed all around. All louvers shall have screens and filters. Cabinets shall be dust, moisture and vermin proof. 17. Spare marshalling kiosk should be provided for wiring if breaker pole is individually operated and it should be provided and reasonable height from ground and it should be tested with IP 55. the thickness of MK box should not be less than 3mm with rain shed arrangement. 1.22.9 Motors Motors shall be "Squirrel Cage" three phase induction or universal type motors of sufficient size capable of satisfactory operation for the application and duty as required for the driven equipment. 1.22.10 Sulphur Hexafluoride Gas (SF6 Gas) a) b) The SF6 gas shall comply with IEC-376, 376A and 376B and be suitable in all respects for use in the switchgear under the worst operating conditions. The high pressure cylinders in which the SF6 gas is shipped and stored at site shall comply with requirements of the following standards and regulations. IS:4379 IS:7311 Identification of the contents of industrial gas cylinders. Seamless high carbon steel cylinders for permanent and high pressure liquefiable gases.

The cylinders shall also meet Indian Boiler regulations and certificate should be submitted. c) Test: SF6 gas should have been tested for purity, dew point, break down voltage, water contents as per IEC:376, 376A and 376B and test certificates shall be furnished to GSECL indicating all the tests as per IEC:376 for each lot of SF6 gas. Thermal conductivity at 30 0C (Cal/Sec:cm 0C) 3.3x10-5

Sp. Heat ration 1.07 Sp. Heat at constant I Atm.250C (cp cal/mol. 0C) 23.22 Solubility of H2O (CCs per CC of H2O) 0.001 Solubility in oil (CCs per CC of oil) 0.297 Solubility of H2O in SF6 (% weight at 30 0C) 0.135 + 0.010


Permissible impurities by (wt.) (i) CF4 500 ppm (ii) O2, N2 (air) 500 ppm


(iii) (iv) (v) 1.23

H20 15 ppm Free acid 1.0 ppm Hydrolyzable fluroides in HF 0.3 ppm


The bidder shall furnish all guaranteed technical particulars as called for in Schedule 'A' of this specification. Particulars which are subject to guarantee shall be clearly marked. Bids lacking information in G.T.P. are liable to be rejected.



This section cover the specific technical particulars, climatic and isoceraunic conditions and system particulars suiting which the circuit breakers shall be offered as per the General Technical Requirements in this specification, and the Schedule of Requirements specified herein for the various sub-stations.


The 220KV circuit breakers shall comply with the following technical requirements: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Nominal system voltage (KV) Highest system voltage (KV) Rated frequen11cy (Hz) Number of poles Type Type of operation Basic insulation level (a) 1.2 x 50 microsecond impulse withstand voltage (KVP) to earth (b) One minute power frequency withstand voltage (KV rms) Rated normal current (Amp.) Rated short circuit breaking current (KA rms) Total break time for any current up to the rated breaking current (Cycle) Closing time (Cycle) Short time current carrying capacity for 3 Sec (KA rms) Rated duration of short circuit (Sec) Phase to phase spacing in the switchyard i.e. inter-pole spacing for breaker (mm) Required ground clearance from the lowest line terminal (mm) (a) If both the terminals are not in the same horizontal plane (b) If both the terminals are in the same horizontal plane Minimum height of the live part to ground level (mm)(up to plinth level)

220 245 50 3 Out door SF6 Individually operated single poles 1050 460 2000 40 3 3 40 3 4500

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Operating mechanism Rated transient recovery voltage for terminal fault Rated line charging current breaking capacity (Amp) Small inductive current breaking capacity First pole to clear factor Rated short circuit making current (KA rms) Rated operating duty Automatic rapid reclosing

Spring charge As per Clause of IS: 13118 As per IEC

As per IEC 1.3 100 kA 0-0.3S CO-3min- CO 1 phase and 3 phase Maximum acceptable difference at the instance As per standard of closing / operating of contacts Total minimum creepage distance (mm) for 6125 support insulator Control circuit voltage (Volt) 220 V DC Type of breaker SF6


Each circuit breaker including its supporting structure shall be designed to withstand repeated earthquake acceleration of 0.38 and wind loads of 150 Kg/m2 on the project area (non-simultaneous) without damage to component parts and without impairments operation. Necessary type test reports for Seismic test shall be submitted with the bid.

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The bidder shall quote in his bid estimated requirements of AC and DC power for equipment covered by this specification. Power supply for auxiliaries will be available at 240 Volts single phase and 415 volts, 3 phase AC 50 Hz. The frequency can vary between 90% and 105% of normal frequency of 50 Hz. and voltage would vary from 110% to 85% of the normal value. DC supply at 220 Volts DC. 2 wires will be available from the Station Battery through the DC panels, DC supply is subject to variations of 15% to + 10%.




1 2 2a 3 4 5 6 7 8 Name of manufacturer Manufacturers type designation of breaker. Manufacturer's type and designation of mechanism (as per Mech. Endu. test report) Governing standard Rated voltage(KV) Maximum continuous rated service voltage(kv) Frequency (Hz) Class (indoor or outdoor) Normal current rating (approx.) a) Under standard conditions b) Under site conditions c) Derating factor, if any, for site onditions Short time current rating (KA) for 3 sec. Rated short circuit breaking current a) Rated short circuit current (AC component) b) Percentage D.C. component c) Asymmetrical breaking current (including D.C. component)KA rms. Making capacity (KA Peak) Total break time (milliseconds) a) for interruption of 10% of the rated capacity b) for interruption of 30% of the rated capacity c) for interruption of 60% of rated capacity d) for interruption of the full rated capacity Arcing time (milliseconds) Minimum reclosing rated interrupting capacity from the instant of the trip coil energisation (milliseconds) Minimum dead time a) 3-Phase reclosing (milliseconds) b) 1-phase reclosing (milliseconds) c) Limit of adjustment of dead time for 3-phase reclosing d) Limit of adjustment of dead time for 1-phase reclosing Rate of restricting voltage for 100%, 50% or 30% rated capacity a) Amplitude factor b) Phase factor c) Natural frequency (Hz) d) Rate of rise of restriking voltage (kv/microsec.) a) Recovery voltage when circuit breaker tested at 100% rated breaking capacity (kv inst.) b) Rate of rise of re-striking voltage at breaking (i) For 30% breaking capacity (kv/micro-sec.) (ii) For 100% breaking capacity (kv/microsec.) c) Maximum over voltage factor of the circuit breaker when switching off 19

IEC-62271-100(2003) 245 KV 245 KV 50 Hz Outdoor

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CEG/GP-2/5137 (i) Unloaded transformers (ii) Loaded transformers (iii) Open circuited lines 18 When switching of synchronous systems a) Max. current (KA) b) Max. voltage of 1 pole (kv) 19 Maximum interrupting capacity under phase opposition condition (MVA) 20 Maximum line charging current breaking capacity without over-voltage exceeding 2.5 times the rated phase to neutral voltage (Amps). 21 Maximum line charging current breaking capacity and corresponding over voltage recorded in test. a) On supply side b) On line side 22 Maximum cable charging current breaking capacity and corresponding over voltage recorded in test. a) On supply side b) On line side 23 Maximum shunt capacitor bank switching capacity (single bank) (MVA) 24 Maximum breaking capacity on kilometric faults (MVA) 25 Dry 1 minute power frequency test withstand voltage, for complete circuit breaker a) Between line terminals and grounded parts (kv rms) b) Between terminal with breaker contacts open (kv rms) 26 Wet 1 minute power frequency test withstand voltage for complete circuit breaker a) Between line terminals and grounded parts (kv rms) b) Between terminal with breaker contacts open (kv rms) a) i) R.I.V. level at specified voltage 27 ii) Corona inception voltage (kv) iii) Corona extinction voltage (kv) b) Whether the circuit breaker is fixed trip or trip free. SUPPORTING INSULATORS 28 Make and type 29 Weight 30 Transport dimensions 30a. Height above pole required to remove porcelain (mm) 31 Insulation class 32 Visible corona discharge voltage 33 Dry 1 minute power frequency flashover voltage (kv rms) 34 Wet 10 sec. power frequency flashover voltage (kv rms) 35 1.2/50 microsecond impulse flashover voltage (kv peak) 35a. Nature of dielectric 20

CEG/GP-2/5137 36 37 Total minimum creepage distance (mm) Minimum clearance in air a) Between phases (mm) (live parts) b) Live parts & earth (mm) c) Live parts to Plinth level (mm) d) Centre to centre distance between phase (mm) Permissible safe cantilever loading on installed porcelain (kg.m.) Permissible safe compressive strength on installed porcelain (kg.m.) CONSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES No. of poles per circuit breaker No. of break per pole Length of contact travel (mm) Total length of breaks per phase (mm) Rate of contact travel a) At tripping (millimeters/sec) b) At closing (millimeters/sec) Type of device if any used to obtain uniform voltage distribution between breakers. Type of main contacts Material of main contacts Whether main contacts silver plated (Yes/No.) Thickness of silver coating on main contacts (mm) Type of arcing contacts & material Contact pressure on arcing contacts (kg/m2) Type of auxiliary switches Material of switch contacts Whether contacts silver plated (Yes/No.) No. of auxiliary switch contacts operating with all the three poles of a breaker a) Which are closed when breaker is open(NC) b) Which are open when breaker is open (NO) c) Those adjustable with respect to the position of main contacts No. of auxiliary switch contacts operating with individuals pole of a breaker. a) Which are closed when breaker is open (NC) b) Which are open when breaker is open (NO) c) Those adjustable with respect to the position of main contacts No. of spare auxiliary switch contacts operating with all the three poise of a breaker a) Which are closed when breaker is open (NC) b) Which are open when breaker is open (NO) c) Those adjustable with respect to the position of main contacts No. of auxiliary switch contacts operative with individual pole of a breaker a) Which are closed when breaker is open (NC) b) Which are open when breaker is open (NO) 21

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CEG/GP-2/5137 c) Which are adjustable with respect to the position of main contacts No. of operations possible without maintenance. a) At full rated interrupting capacity b) At 50% or rated interrupting capacity c) At 100% of rated current d) At 50% of rated current Mounting flange details (PCD) & Diameter Method of closing a) Normal (Electrical/Mechanical) b) Emergency (Electrical / Mechanical) Type of closing mechanism (Spring) a) Normal voltage of closing b) Pick up range (volts) a) Power at normal voltage of closing mechanism (watts) b) Power at 85% normal voltage (watts) Type of tripping mechanism (Spring) Normal voltage of tripping coils (volts) a) Power at normal voltage for tripping coils (watts) b) Power at 70% normal voltage for tripping coils (watts) Arc duration at 100% interruption capacity (ms) a) Power at normal voltage for tripping coils (watts) b) Power at 70% normal voltage for tripping coils (watts) Arc duration at 100% interruption capacity (ms) a) Opening Total length of the arc (mm) Max. length of the arc ( in sec) Total interruption time measured from instant of trip coil energisation to opening of main contact Closing time measured from instant of application of power to closing device up to closing of main contact Critical current (current giving the longest arc when a break takes place (kA) Contingencies for which alarm provided Design data for supporting structure Weight of supporting steel structure per breaker a) Weight of complete circuit breaker (kg) b) Impact loading for foundation design, to include dead load plus impact value on opening at maximum interruption ratings, in terms of equivalent static load (kg) c) Overall dimensions: Height (mm) Width(mm) Length(mm) Descriptive leaflets enclosed Rated pressures of SF6 gas in the circuit breaker (kg/cm2) 22


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CEG/GP-2/5137 79 80 81 82 83 84 Rated pressure of SF6 gas in SF6 gas cylinder (kg/cm2) Quantity of SF6 gas required per single pole unit (kg) Quantity of SF6 gas per cylinder (Kg) Weight of empty cylinder (kg) Quantity of absorbent required per pole (kg) Recommended interval for renewal of absorbent in case of outdoor circuit breakers operating in tropical conditions Chemical composition of the absorbent Quantity of absorbent covered in the scope of supply (including spares quantity) (kg) Limits of gas pressure for proper operation of circuit breaker Pressure and temperature at which the temperature compensated gas pressure switch will a) Give alarm (kg/cm2 20 C) b) Cutoff (kg/cm2 20 C) Name of SF6 suppliers and country of origin Quantity of SF6 gas supplied for a) Actual use in breakers (kg) b) As spare (kg) (free of cost) Chemical composition of gas a) Qty. of air by weight (ppm) b) Qty of H20 by weight (ppm) c) Qty. of CF4-by weight (ppm) d) Qty. of acid by weight (ppm) Type of operating mechanism offered Voltage and power supply system for which the temp. compensating gas pressure switch and other pressure switches are suitable. Recommended overhauling intervals for a) Circuit Breaker b) Spring operating mechanism Details of Control Cubicle a) Degree of Protection b) Type and thickness of Gasket Details of (counter) Electrical (counter)

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Spares supplied free of cost with each C.B

20% of total gas in separate cylinder ii. Trip coil 1 set iii. Closing coil 1 set Special tools, required for assembly gas charging and maintenance of circuit breakers i. SF6 gas Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No

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Terminal connector
(Bimetallic compression type)



List of documents attached with technical bid:

Bidder shall invariably attach the following documents and clearly marked and duly flagged in technical bid. In absence of these documents offer will be evaluated as a non submission. Sr. No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Particulars of document Drawings in AutoCAD format Drawings hard copies as indicated in specification Manual in PDF format QAP for manufacturing process in SOFT format QAP for manufacturing process in Hard format FQP in SOFT format FQP in Hard copy Type test Reports in hard copies a for breaker b for clamps & connectors Confirmation regarding type tests as per clause no. 1.10(a) page no. 10 IMPORTANT NOTE Guaranteed Technical Particulars, completely filled in Any other essential documents Whether attached the with technical bid

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